Ubud Palance, or Puri Saren Ubud, is located in the downtown area of Ubud District, which is the most artistic area of Indonesia. It was projected and designed by the famous artists employed by the Ubud Kingdom. The palace was built in the 16th century. The interior was completed with delicate and fine workmanship and the decoration with gold foil which can be seen everywhere makes the palace look more magnificent and resplendent.
The royalty of Bali was abolished more than 80 years ago even before the ingression of Holland. However, the royalty still holds an important role, and their power and influence reach out to business and artistic circles. The royalty enjoys the same dignity and honor as that they used to have. In Ubud District, there are about 10 royal palaces that tourists can visit. There are restaurants and hotels in many of the palaces, so tourists now have unprecedented closeness to the royalties. In the beginning, Ubud Palance was only used as the residence for the royalties. However, in the 1930s, when the society became open, some parts of the palace were opened to the public. Visitors have chances to live there to experience the luxury lives of royalties. In addition, there are many famous local Balinese dances and performances at Ubud Palance, such as Legong Dance, Masquerade Dance and Greeting Dance. If you are interested in experiencing the most traditional art and history of Bali, this should not be missed.